High Performance USB stick formatting with ext4

To format my USB sticks that I use following set of commands:

Assuming my USB stick is recognized as sdc, and has a primary partition created this is the set of commands that I use:

# create ext4 filesystem without journal
 mkfs.ext4 -O ^has_journal /dev/sdc1

# give your newly formatted partition a name
 e2label /dev/sdc1 storage

# Use data mode for filesystem as writeback for better performance
 tune2fs -o journal_data_writeback /dev/sdc1 

# Disable reserved space on my 57GB drive it wastes 5% which is 3GB
 tune2fs -m 0 /dev/sdc1

Install XP from USB stick from DOS/HIREN BOOT CD

The easiest way is to have on your USB stick something like HIREN BOOT CD that you can boot of to DOS. You can use f.e. file explorer likeVolkov Commander from HIREN BOOT CD to copy contents of I386 folder to hard drive we want to install windows xp and then:

CD C:\I386